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Dell unveils new Precision pro mobile workstations

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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Dell has announced its new line-up of Precision mobile graphics workstations, adding configuration options for the new Intel Skylake CPUs, Nvidia and AMD’s latest GPUs, and new 4K UHD displays.

Alongside the new 7710, 7510, 5510 and 3510 mobile workstations, Dell also announced two new entry-level tower systems, the 3620 and the 3420.

New Skylake Xeon mobile CPUs, Nvidia or AMD graphics, and 4k UHD displays
At the top of the range of mobile workstations, there are two new models in Dell’s Precision 7000 series: the 17″ 7710, which replaces the M6800, and the 15″ 7510, which replaces the M4800.

Both offer the same range of Skylake CPUs, including both Core i5 and Core i7 options plus the new Xeon E3-1535M v5 and E3-1505M v5: part of Intel’s first batch of mobile Xeon processors.

For graphics, you get a choice of Nvidia’s new Quadro M GPUs (the M5000M, M4000M or M3000M in the 7710, the M2000M and M1000M in the 7510) or AMD’s FirePro W5170M or W7170M GPUs (the latter in the 7710 only).

Both the 7710 and 7510 also now offer options for Intel’s 530 and P530 integrated graphics units – available in all of the new mobile Precision workstations.

The range of available displays has also been updated to include UHD (3,840 x 2,160) panels supporting 100% of the Adobe colour gamut alongside the existing FHD (1,920 x 1,080), 72% gamut option.

Maximum available memory has also been doubled, to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, while storage options include both SATA HDDs and SSDs, and the new M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs.

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Dell’s ‘lightest and thinnest’ mobile workstation yet
In the middle of the range, the 15″ 5510 replaces the old M3800. As with the higher-end machines, there are options for Skylake Xeon E3-1500M v5 series CPUs and a UHD display.

This time, you only get Nvidia or Intel graphics – the new Quadro M1000M GPU, in Nvidia’s case – and up to 32GB of RAM.

However, at just 1.78kg (3.93lb: roughly half that of the 7710) and a maximum thickness of 1.7cm (0.66”), it is Dell’s “lightest, thinnest and smallest workstation ever”.

And at the lower end of the range, there is the 15″ 3510, which replaces the old M2800.

Again, there are options for Skylake Core i5, Core i7 or Xeon CPUs, but this time, you get AMD or Intel graphics (the FirePro W5130M, in AMD’s case), a FHD display, and up to 16GB DDR4 RAM.

New entry-level tower workstations
In addition, there are two new tower workstations, the 3620 and the 3420.

As with the mobile workstations, they offer options for Skylake Core or Xeon CPUs; plus entry-level-to-mid-range Nvidia and AMD desktop GPUs; and up to 64GB DDR4 RAM.

Pricing and availability
All of the new Precision workstations are expected to become available in “early Q4 2015”.

Starting prices of the mobile workstations range from $1,699 for the 7710 down to $999 for the 3510 (you can see them in a table here), while the 3620 and 3420 towers start at $729 and $679, respectively.

Read more about the new Precision mobile and tower workstations in Dell’s news announcement

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